Patients & Professionals in Dialogue:
Addressing Concerns of Hemodialysis Patients

ANNA Breakfast Symposium
April 2003
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Maximizing Patient Benefits Through Appropriate Iron Mangement
Karen Robbins, MS, RN, CNN
Considerations in Selecting an IV Iron Therapy
Daniel W. Coyne, MD
Identifying and Solving Common Problems in the Hemodialysis Clinic
Martha Colfer, RN, BSN, CHN
Panel Discussion
K. Robbins, D. Coyne, and
M. Colfer

Activity goal: To Increase the knowledge base of those caring for anemic hemodialysis patients.

After participating in this program, the learner should be able to:
  1. Identify patient concerns about hemodialysis and iron therapy and describe patient education strategies to address them.
  2. Compare the relative risks and benefits of different IV iron therapies.
  3. Identify common problems and define solutions to real world problems encountered in the hemodialysis clinic.
Karen Robbins, MS, RN, CNN
Dialysis Services
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, Connecticut

Daniel W. Coyne, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Martha Colfer, RN, BSN, CHN
Facility Manager
Watson Wise Dialysis Center
Tyler, Texas

The series of talks is approved for 1.7 Contact Hours by the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA)
Date of Original Release: August, 2003
CE Credit Eligible Through: August, 2004
Contact Hours/Completion Time: 1.7
Target Audiences: Nephrology nurses and technicians.
Method of participation: Listen to the talk, read the PubMed abstracts linked to data slides and talk references, take the posttest, read the linked abstracts in the posttest, answer feedback material.

Chronic kidney disease affects 30-40 million Americans, of whom several hundred thousand require renal replacement therapy. These selected lectures will allow nephrology nurses, pharmacists, and technicians to obtain up-to-date information about issues related to care of renal patients.

This continuing education activity is based on an approved Satellite Symposium which took place at the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) 2003 Annual Meeting, and is approved by ANNA, East Holley Avenue, Box 56, Pitman, New Jersey 08071-0056, an accredited approver by the American Nurse Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA). ANNA is an approved provider of CE to nursing by the California Board of Registered Nursing, BRN Provider No. 00910, the Alabama Board of Nursing, BRN Provider No. PO324, and the Kansas State Board of Nursing, Provider No. LT0148-0738. This course offering is applicable for RN and LPN licensure in Kansas. Licensees in the states of CA, AL, and KS must retain this certificate for four years after the CE activity is completed. Other mandatory CE states may have different record keeping requirements. Please be aware of your state's procedure.

The activity provider is HDCN, 15W560 89th St., Hinsdale, IL 60527.

The American Nephrology Nurses' Association, as well as HDCN have conflict of interest policies that require course faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. It is not assumed that these financial interests or affiliations will have an adverse impact on faculty presentations; they are simply noted here to fully inform participants.

K. Robbins is a Speaker Bureau participant for Watson Pharma, Inc.
D. Coyne has received grants/research support from and is a consultant and Speaker Bureau participant for Watson Pharma, Inc.
M. Colfer has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this activity or presentation.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The American Nephrology Nurses' Association, and HDCN do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients' conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.
This activity has been planned and produced in accordance with CE Guidelines and Policies.
This educational activity is based on an official ANNA breakfast symposium,
but the program was not planned by the ANNA Program Committee.